H.R.1541 - Vietnam Veterans Children's Disability Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] (Introduced 04/24/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/09/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1541 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Vietnam Veterans Children's Disability Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) identify diseases occurring in children of Vietnam veterans or other veterans that have a positive association with parental exposure to an herbicide agent before the date of conception; (2) include myelogenous leukemia among such diseases; (3) provide needed health care for such children's covered diseases or any associated disabilities; and (4) pay a monthly allowance to such children for any disability resulting from a covered disease, to be based on the degree of disability.
Introduced in House (04/24/2001)
Authorizes the Secretary to provide vocational training to such children if the achievement of a vocational goal is reasonably feasible.